Day on the Train: D’Verse Poet’s Pub

Choose one of these paintings from above, and create a poem motivated by the portrait. There is no required poetic form. This is a very open prompt, simply requiring the use of one of Hellesen’s portraits as a jumping off point for your creativity.

“Portrait of Halvor John Schou” also painted in 1911:

I sit and think back
to that day on the train
music and mayhem
dance on my brain
the smell in the air
of sweat, gas and oil
No need to fret
I’m not one to toil
I’d rather relax
and take a smoke with a gal
I remember that day
I remember it all.

©2023 CBialczak

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